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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,364 People

    I was talking online

    and I was saying good night when I got a comment "you're pretty and perfect, goodnight c:" 10 mins afterwards I found myself in the shower crying about it because I haven't been called pretty, perfect or even complimented in a very, very long time. 😔
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Numbness is the only thing

    that I feel as of lately. My wrist wants a nice cold blade against it. It's begging to be cut. My eyes feel as if they want to cry but my mind and body doesn't understand the feeling. Broken is all I am an all I'll ever be.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I used to think I could get past this

    and be happy. Though lately I've been depressed to the point I can not function. It's too hard. People can't just say I'm giving up, because that would require having something worth fighting for
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes a have a tough time reassuring

    that I belong with my friends, family, or even at home. An weird despair. Have a tough time fighting it and would love for someone to talk to. This isn't just about me, but you too, so don't be afraid to share your experiences too:)
    calBLAZER11 calBLAZER11 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I can believe this have been good

    and living with depression for over 3 years and last night I actually tried to hang myself. I had a extension cord tide around my neck and I almost did it. I thought I was okay. What's wrong with me I can't even take medicine for the depression because I'm a teen and my mom...
    Lilylight Lilylight 13-15 27 mins ago

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    I hate seeing happy, loving couples,

    I get sad and bitter everytime and I just wish I could have what they have.
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    So I have been on Pristiq

    for about a week now. I have found that it has numbed my emotions. I found out today that my workplace is closing down. I will have to find a new job. I should be really upset, right? I feel worried and scared, of course, but I am not in tears. I am not sure whether it is a...
    macron macron 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I went to the gym today,

    it felt good for a few minutes now Im back to my normal self,I cant concentrate on studies
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    i'm trying to find someone to talk to about my

    depression i hate feeling like this i'd just like someone to talk to
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Todays positives were hard.

    Even though me has many. May lose truck and freedom due to liars. Making reports and laws.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    anon2254 anon2254 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I have had depression

    now since i was a kid but its turned into severe depression over the past few years and i dont really remember ever being happy so its hard to fight the depression when you dont know whats on the other side but never the less i have been going doctors to get it fixed but its...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    These last few months,

    I've noticed something. I'm not as sad as I used to be, and I think it's because I've found new things that help cope with it. One thing I found very, very helpful was simply listening to some spoken word poetry while going on a walk. (my favorite poem is The Nutritionist by...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I really can't deal when any judgements

    and my life is hard. I just want to have my story heard. I have gotten raped more then once, I've went to the cops about two of them and went to court the first one was not guilty said the jury so I dropped the second one so I didn't have to go through that pain again. I got...
    ashleyc3164 ashleyc3164 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I wanted to post this picture

    and write my soul down to deal with my pain but I can't even describe how bad I feel right now.
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    In a really good mood today.

    But isn't it sad how i genuinely can't remember the last time i felt like this
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    This post goes out to anybody

    who ever feels so depressed they can no longer go on in this world. You are beautiful, your life is beautiful, this world is beautiful. You have so much to experience! Your life has JUST begun and it's way to precious to just throw it away over annoying teenage stressors (or...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I was adopted when I was younger

    and I don't know really anything about my real parents. I have a loving family here in the U.S. So I feel like I shouldn't be sad and everyone says I'm so lucky there is no reason to be sad. However, I can't seem to stop how I feel. I feel empty and lost almost like I'm the only...
    akazakh23 akazakh23 22-25, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm having one of those moments

    where one single issue just sent me back down to "the low mood". When this hits it's nearly impossible not to fall into a depressed sleep. Staying awake is hard when I feel like this and honestly, I don't see a point in staying awake in the first place.
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been seeing a lot of things saying

    that people who are really depressed hide behind a smile and try to make everyone else happy cause they don't want them to feel that way...and that that's why suicide is always surprising...but I don't think that's always how it is, sure it could play out that way but I've been...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Recently I have been feeling very overwhelmed

    and flooded with sadness and despair. If these feelings temporarily leave me, they return soon after. Does anyone else get this and how do you deal with it?
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel like three people in one.

    I always think in a feminine voice, and I have three alter-egos or personas. My main self is the calm, shy, INFJ type, but is very insecure and can't take much violence at all, but he's hurt, anxious, gentle, kind, yet intuitive. My second self is my feminine aspect, she...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The scariest part for me is how much I've

    normalised taking medication for my depression. I keep thinking that it's just a chemical imbalance and refuse to acknowledge everything that is hurting me right now.
    drekarbouch drekarbouch 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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